Expect heavy traffic Saturday as UP holds admission exam
MANILA, Philippines–The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday warned motorists of heavy traffic near the University of the Philippines (UP) campuses in Quezon City and Manila on Saturday.
The MMDA said on Twitter that areas near the UP Diliman in Quezon City and UP Manila in Manila would experience heavy traffic due to the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).
ADVISORY: UPCAT at UP Diliman on August 16-17, 2014. Expect heavy traffic from 5am onwards. Good luck to the future isko and iska! #mmda
— Official MMDA (@MMDA) August 15, 2014
The UP Diliman administration, meanwhile, has issued a traffic rerouting scheme in anticipation of the influx of 31,000 examinees at the Diliman campus.
It said a one-way traffic scheme would be implemented in the Academic Oval, on T.M. Kalaw, Quirino up to corner Regidor, Jacinto from University Avenue, to Magsaysay corner Ylanan, and the Science Complex Oval.
It added that no vehicles may park at any point along the Academic Oval.
Bikers and joggers will also be off limits at the academic oval.
The UPCAT is an annual entrance exam for students aspiring to study at the country’s premiere university.
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